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of heavy counter-attacks the forward companies were ordered to withdraw but shortly afterwards were able to retake the position without opposition. During the attack 3 RAR had been supported by Mustangs from the RAAF's 77 Squadron.

The next day 3 RAR was still on the hill and patrols were sent out to contact the enemy, although only light contact was made over the subsequent days. The first Chinese offensive had drawn to a close. During the battle of Pakchon, 3 RAR casualties totalled sixty-four wounded and twelve killed.

Pakchon, North Korea, 29 October 1950. Troops walk along a ruined road through war-torn Pakchon. (AWM HOBJ 1633)


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